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The revered Michelin Guide has made no local additions to its latest list of culinary stars, adding weight to the argument of those who question its authority in the fast-moving restaurant world.

In fact there is no change among local listings. Fischer’s Baslow Hall and the Old Vicarage at Ridgeway both retain their single stars, while Artisan at Crosspool and the Druid Inn at Birchover keep the Bib Gourmand for quality and value.

Master chef Richard Smith, founder and director of Artisan, said: “This is great news. It means Crosspool has had a Bib Gourmand for 15 years now.”

Chilean treat

chilean miners who were trapped deep underground for more than two months will tell their story in Sheffield next week – but first they will experience a taste of home, South Yorkshire style…

London Road tapas restaurant La Mama, newly reopened after refurbishment, is treating some of the miners to dinner before their engagement at the Victoria Hall.

“As the only Chilean restaurant in the city it’s a great honour to have these brave men visit,” said co-owner Daniela Valeria.

La Mama launched its new menu this week, featuring a choice of more than 30 tapas dishes and main course specials.

Upper crust

The heat is on for Sheffield lecturer David Mizon, who is leading the British team in an international bakery challenge.

David, a consultant for City College, is spending this week in Italy, competing against nine other European teams for the prestigious Sigep Bread Cup.

David is a national figurehead within the bakery industry. He is currently General Secretary of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers.

Four-year Milestone

The Milestone celebrated its fourth birthday on Sunday with a Champagne reception, cocktail party and cookery demonstration. Guests included the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Alan Law and Lady Mayoress Nicola Ashton.

Co-owner Matt Bigland said: “It’s been an amazing four years for us and 2011 looks set to be bigger and better than ever. We’d like to thank our customers, our suppliers, the business community in Sheffield and, of course, the Milestone team for all their hard work in the past four years.”

Discount fare

Rowley’s gastro-pub in Baslow has just the ticket for the over-60s – with a Bus Pass Lunch offer.

Anyone producing a bus pass at lunchtime, Monday to Saturday, will get 10% off the price of their lunch.

The pub is also cashing in on the recent closure of the neighbouring Rutland Arms (which has since reopened).

“The locals seem to like their new ‘home’. We sell a lot more beer these days,” says manager Alistair Myers.

Golden touch

Artisan tea company The Girl with the Golden Cup has scooped a major award just six months after its launch.

Caroline Thompson’s business, based in an old bank at Attercliffe, took honours for excellence in retail services at this week’s Sheffield Business Awards.

Specialising in exotic teas, it has already been shortlisted for regional honours and is in talks with Harrods.

French connection

Platillos in Leopold Square turns its sights on south-west France next Thursday. The January Delicioso event will feature a five-course meal from the region, with five wines to match.

Wines will be introduced by expert Barry Starmore while dishes will include peasant-style mussels, daube of oxtail and pastries with apple and prune.